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A car seat that transforms into a pushchair, a UV wristband and ‘magic’ sand remover: The essential products EVERY first-time mum needs to take their baby on holiday
- Do you have everything you need for your baby’s very first holiday?
- Travelling abroad with a little one can take a lot of time and planning
- FEMAIL reveals the essentials (and the luxuries) you won’t want to go without
You’ve mastered getting out of the house, signed up for a few baby groups and now it’s time for your next challenge – your baby’s first holiday.
However, gone are the days of shoving a few bits into hand luggage and spontaneously disappearing for a week or two – travelling with a little one for the first time takes lots of planning.
So if you’re ready to leave the comforts of home for a family trip for the first time, FEMAIL reveals the essentials (and luxuries) you won’t want to leave home without.
This is, quite simply, a genius invention. It’s the world’s first car seat with wheels – converting to a stroller in 10 seconds with the click of a button. A cosy rear-facing car seat for up to 13kg, it’s FAA approved, so it’s safe to use on aircrafts, and can be checked in free of charge on most airlines. Make sure to buy the clip-on accessories – changing bag, sun shade, rain cover and wheel protectors. Other parents WILL have buggy envy.
This brilliantly designed bag is ideal for baby’s clothes, as it can be hung straight in the wardrobe when you arrive at your destination. It’s lightweight and features lots of useful components, including wipe-clean linings, detachable straps and lots of pockets.
This versatile change bag is a must. Not only does it look stylish, but inside are ‘pods’ to hold absolutely everything you need to change your baby. The pods also hang on prams for quick trips out.
Whether it’s a safe place on the beach, by the pool or in a hotel room, the SpaceCot offers parents ease of mind that their little one will stay in one place (for a while at least). As well as opening and closing within seconds and weighing just 6kg, it can be used as a cot for babies under six months.
Staying in a hotel or a villa will mean a cot your little one isn’t used to. The Sleepyhead offers a perfect place to nap – and can be used on the plane as well as on the beach. Babies feel swaddled and snug, while mums can catch some rays/sleep.
As most airlines let parents check in a baby cot free of charge, this purchase is a no brainer if you have a Sleepyhead – you can also tuck a few extra blankets or nappies in there as well.
This stylish travel cot is super easy to set up and fold down and comes with a comfy mattress, suitable for newborns right up until three years old. It’s lightweight and perfect for little ones to sleep and is airy, so they won’t be too warm.
Mums might want to cover up while breastfeeding abroad, and this range of lightweight muslins allow you to do so in style without getting too hot.
If you’re little one is on to solids, this trendy range is perfect for travelling. As well as a soft spoon (£4.50), and colourful plates with a removable ring, there’s also a handy roll-up bib (£12), perfect to pack for eating on the go.
If you’re weaning your little one but still want to be healthy while abroad, pack this Nutribullet Baby – a smaller version of the popular device – which blends and purees food.
If you’re bottle feeding, this microwave steriliser is travel safe. It delivers four bottles in 4-8 minutes, and doesn’t take up too much space.
Made from 100% cotton, this lightweight romper will keep babies cool in summer, or couple with tights and a cardigan for cooler nights.
This cute sleeveless dress with matching bloomers make an adorable summer outfit. Or there’s the brand’s Player Romper Suit (£29.50) finished with the pony logo.
Perfect for a summer beach party, this beautiful white and pink dress with a rose print comes with a diamante belt for an added touch of chic.
Your little boy will stand out from the crowd in this designer shirt with a fun deck of cards print.
Dress your little man in this smart chino shorts for the perfect holiday outfit.
Inspired by the ‘Great British Summer Holiday’, Frugi’s playful new range of brightly coloured baby clothing includes their very first swimsuit as well as bright dungaree sets for boys (such as the cute Rockpool Romper £20) and pretty dresses (including the Little Zennor Dress £26). Stylish and practical at the same time.
This cute personalised babygrow makes for the perfect first-day-of-holiday Insta shot.
This adorable romper suit comes with a matching reversible sun hat (£6), perfect for lazy days on the beach.
This chic mustard cardigan will keep your little one warm on cooler summer nights.
Turn your little man into a cool surf dude with these fun board shorts.
This well-loved brand has launched its first summer collection, which is packed with fun, brightly coloured shorts and cute matching T-shirts in its incredibly-comfy-to-wear (and easy for mums) style. Pick from butterflies and balloons, to feathers and fairgrounds.
These lightweight, super-soft vests, shorts and T-shirts are ideal for bedtime in warmer climes. Made from organic bamboo, they also regulates baby’s temperature.
This colourful summer dress is the perfect cover up for a day at the beach.
Pair this brightly coloured top with shorts for an adorable summer outfit.
Taking its inspiration from classic Spanish baby fashion, Little RO London’s new range means your baby can dress in holiday mode all year round. The elegant outfits are handmade in Spain, and include unisex outfits, and soft, natural pastel shades, and are unique enough to make sure your little one stands out from the crowd. Favourites include the houndstooth bubble romper with bodyset (£69) and the light blue bubble romper with a cute bow (£57).
Keep all your holiday snaps and videos with this backup storage facility. It works on smartphones and doesn’t require internet connection – boasting 16gb of space.
Allow your hands to be free to carry other bits while your baby is secure in this carrier, which is comfy for mum or dad as well as the little one. It’s been ergonomically designed, and has a waist belt so you can support the weight of your baby on your hips.
This stylish, comfy-to-wear carrier is suitable from one month up to three years. It’s a three-in-one, as a normal baby carrier, a hipseat – perfect for feeding, resting tired arms – and a toddler backpack. There are also detachable teething pads – a bonus for little ones who like to chew anything.
ON THE BEACH
This sturdy beach shelter offers protection from the elements and is big enough to get changed in, or to put baby down in for a nap while you catch some rays on the beach. It also packs down into a handy carry case with shoulder straps.
Why pack three beach towels when you can fit the whole family on this massive mosaic blue one made from organic cotton by The Fine Cotton Company?
Children can enjoy hours of fun in the pool with these waterproof toys which light up, and play music and sound effects.
This pop-up playpen is the perfect way to keep baby entertained and protected from the sun’s rays while on the beach or by the pool. With three detachable toys and a padded mat, it folds into its own carry bag and is lightweight, so ideal when you’re on the go.
Make sure baby is well protected from the harsh rays of the sun with this cute, whale-themed lightweight sunsuit which offers UPF 50+ and also has a matching hat (£12).
Make sure baby has somewhere soft to play with this portable 100% cotton blanket that can be transported to a beach or for hard villa floors, and handily folds up into a small storage bag.
For the impossible-to-remove grains of sand that inevitably get stuck to your little one after a day at the beach. This coconut scented powder promises to get rid of every last one.
Protecting babies’ delicate skin from the sun is vital. The Mustela 50+ range (including sun lotion and after-sun spray) is suitable for little ones and contains avocado which means it’s super-soft.
Even if it’s just for peace of mind, taking away a thermometer may well come in handy. This easy-to-use device is inserted into the child’s ear and gives an almost-instant accurate reading.
It packs down small and can be used on any window to block the sun’s rays, so this stretchy shade is handy to pack into a suitable bag.
Perfect for babies that need a darkened room for daytime naps, this portable blackout blind sticks onto surfaces with suction pads.
This expertly crafted baby scissors make trimming nails a breeze. Ideal for travel as they come in a cute case.
Make sure your baby is well covered with this buggy sunshade that also offers 99% protection from the sun’s harmful rays – also has handy pockets for bottles/cups.
Put your little one in a swim nappy to ensure there are no embarrassing leaks while they’re splashing about in the pool.
Wrap up your baby in this lightweight swaddle – or as any mum knows, simply use it as a change mat, nursing cover, burp cloth.
Rather than take out a big change bag for a quick trip, this on-the-go dispenser is perfect, as it holds up to 20 wipes, five nappies and cream.
A portable changing mat is essential on holiday, and this has an absorbent fluffy orange top with a padded middle and waterproof underside so that babies are comfy.
Your baby’s first passport is a big deal so keep it safe in this cute passport holder which features an adorable design as well as being personalised.
For new mums looking to get back in shape, these stylish leggings could be just the ticket while your other half watches the baby.